Our internal medicine services are provided by Dr. Kirstin Johnson, Internal Medicine SpecialistDr. Johnson is specially trained to diagnose and treat your pet’s internal problems such as pets with liver and kidney conditions, urinary tract problems, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine and metabolic diseases, pain management, and respiratory issues.  

VESH is able to provide advanced medical equipment, diagnostic imaging, and medications (such as chemotherapy) that are typically only found in a specialized hospital like ours. Our internal medicine services include:

We provide the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Blood and bone marrow disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine disease
  • Foreign bodies
  • GI disease
  • Immune disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Strictures 

VESH utilizes advanced diagnostics such as:

  • CT Imaging
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Digital X-ray
  • Contrast Studies
  • Ultrasound
  • GI Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Aspirates
  • Biopsies

Learn More

Visit the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine web site to read about the advanced education and training that specialists receive in this concentration to become board-certified veterinary internists.


If you believe your pet may benefit from a consult with Dr. Johnson, ask your regular veterinarian to provide a referral to VESH or call 413-665-4931.




 Dr. Kirstin Johnson, DACVIM(SAIM)

Dr. Kirstin Johnson, DACVIM(SAIM)

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Colorado at Boulder and subsequently attended Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialty Hospital (San Diego, CA). Dr. Johnson completed her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Mississippi State University in 2009 and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011.  

Dr. Johnson enjoys all aspects of small animal internal medicine but is particularly interested in non-invasive procedures that include interventional radiology as well as laparoscopy.  She also has a keen interest in respiratory disease especially in cats, immune mediated disorders and gastrointestinal disease.

When not at work, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking, mountain biking, yoga, skiing and spending time with her family.